Neal served in the Civil War as a Pvt, Confederate Army from Tennessee.
1900 Morgan Twp, Coles Co, IL. He had a large family of 8 children still at home at census time.
1910 Same place. In that census he was 72, wife Margaret was 52. Children still at home were: George, 30; Nelson, 21; Luther, 20; Dora, 20; Ora, 18; and Alice, 15. Also there was 75 year old James Galbreath.